December 11, 2017

Create a Christmas Eve of Dreams

Create a Christmas Eve of Dreams Your Christmas Eve worship service is most likely the one service where you’re most likely to get the most receptive visitors of the year. Although there’s an expectation that the worship service will be all warm and fuzzy, many of those warm fuzzies come from an idealized Norman Rockwell-ian […]

Summer’s Coming: Will it Be Slump or Jump?

Summer’s Coming: Will it Be Slump or Jump? We hear it every year. “We have to scale back our programming starting in June because of the summer slump.” Apparently, everyone in church takes the same weeks off during the summer for vacations (and apparently they don’t do that in winter, spring, or fall). It has […]

What To Do When … You’re an Aging Congregation

The average age of church members in the US is around 55 – and it’s higher in mainline churches. However, the longer a church has been established, the older the average age of its membership. Today, it’s not uncommon for the average age of a small to mid-sized church to be mid-60s or even young-70s. […]

What To Do When … You Have to Do the “Children’s Sermon”

What To Do When … You Have to Do the “Children’s Sermon” We see it all the time. Good hearted people who volunteer (or are volunteered) to do “The Children’s Time” during the adult worship service. But in the end, the children’s message is too long, too grown-up, too lame, too distracting … and one […]

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